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Los Altos Police Department
Wednesday May 25th, 2016 :: 02:44 p.m. PDT


Police say ‘YES’ to summer safety

Los Altos Police will be issuing a new kind of ticket beginning in June. YES Tickets, short for Youth Exhibiting Safety, will be given to youth who Officers see displaying safe behaviors, such as wearing helmets while biking, walking bicycles through crosswalks and riding in bike lanes.

The idea was born from an initiative in the Department which encourages patrol teams to come up with creative ways to engage with residents while fulfilling a need in the community. Officers identified youth bicycle and pedestrian accidents as a problem they wanted to address and devised the YES Tickets as a reward for safe behaviors. The hope is that by positively acknowledging safe street choices, those behaviors will carry over into the next school year.

The overarching goal of the YES campaign is to reduce bicycle, pedestrian and traffic accidents while also encouraging young people to keep safety in mind while out in the community.

YES Tickets will be issued June 9 through August 16 and can be redeemed for a variety of prizes at participating businesses located throughout Los Altos. YES Tickets must be redeemed by September 1, 2016.

We would like to pay special thanks to the generous businesses in town that have made this summer safety campaign possible:

- Adventure Toys
- Alotta's Deli & Catering
- Area 151
- Armadillo Willy's
- Baskin Robbins
- Charley Noddle
- Chef Chu's
- Esther's German Bakery
- Estrellita Mexican Bistro
- A Good Morning
- LeBoulanger
- Linden Tree Children’s Books
- Los Altos Grill
- Original Pancake House
- The Pasta Market Italian Restaurant
- Peet's Coffee & Tea
- Play! Los Altos
- Rick's Café
- Round Table Pizza
- Smitten Ice Cream
- Spot Pizza
- Sugarbaby Sweetshoppe
- Sweet Shop
- Teaspoon
- Urfa Bistro

We'd like to also encourage young people who receive YES Tickets – or their parents accompanying them – to snap photos and upload them with the hashtag #CopsRewardSafety.

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Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

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